Bizarre Fish Living In The Deepest Part Of The Ocean

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we have only explored a shocking 5% of our ocean. That means that the remaining 95% has yet to be seen by the human eye. To put things in perspective, we know more about the surface of the moon than we do our very own oceans. Fortunately, in recent years, scientists have made a bigger effort to explore and demystify the unexplored parts of the ocean.

The one place they usually start their explorations is in the Mariana Trench. Located off the coast of Japan, the trench stretches for 1580 miles and is about 36,000 feet deep. That may not seem like much but the deeper you go into the ocean, the stronger the atmospheric pressure gets. Despite all our technology, it’s pressure that still prevents us from fully exploring the oceans.

While our technology isn’t perfect, it has managed to get us down the trench quite a bit. What scientists found while they were down there is downright incredible. There was marine life that was unlike anything they had ever seen before. The fish looked they were the descendants of dinosaurs. Take a look at the incredible pictures below.

Unidentified species. Just look at how its body glows in the lightless ocean.

Unidentified species. Just look at how its body glows in the lightless ocean.

The football fish. Its eye looks almost human in this photo.

The football fish. Its eye looks almost human in this photo.

Telescope octopus. Its body is entirely see through.

Telescope octopus. Its body is entirely see through.

Dragon Fish. Just another of many fish that seem to have glow in the dark effects.

Dragon Fish. Just another of many fish that seem to have glow in the dark effects.

Benthocodon. How can something look so prehistoric and futuristic at the same time?

Benthocodon. How can something look so prehistoric and futuristic at the same time?

The goblin shark. It’s the perfect description for such a menacing looking creature.

The goblin shark. It’s the perfect description for such a menacing looking creature.

Martensia Ovum. I am reminded of lava lamps when I look at its body.

Martensia Ovum. I am reminded of lava lamps when I look at its body.

Unidentified Anglerfish. This is the thing that nightmares are made out of!

Unidentified Anglerfish. This is the thing that nightmares are made out of!

Barreleye Fish. Is it just me or does it look like he has leaves inside his head?

Barreleye Fish. Is it just me or does it look like he has leaves inside his head?

Hatchetfish. They have a very ghostly appearance to them.

Hatchetfish. They have a very ghostly appearance to them.

Fangtooth fish. The size of his teeth is incredible!

Fangtooth fish. The size of his teeth is incredible!

Dumbo octopus. This might be the only cute creature to lurk these incredible depths.

Dumbo octopus. This might be the only cute creature to lurk these incredible depths.

Frilled Shark. Just look at those strange teeth.

Frilled Shark. Just look at those strange teeth.

Anglerfish. It looks like it’s holding a glow in the dark dagger in its hand.

Anglerfish. It looks like it’s holding a glow in the dark dagger in its hand.

Fanfin seadevil. That is just horrifying.

Fanfin seadevil. That is just horrifying.

See the full list here: http://freeyork.org/different/bizarre-fish-living-in-the-deepest-part-of-the-ocean in FreeYork – Polls on LockerDome

Leave a Comment